Who Owns BMW?

December 14th, 2018 by

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BMW is part of the parent company, BMW Group, which also owns other luxury brands like Rolls-Royce and MINI. Though they’re incredibly popular at our Chicago dealership, the official BMW headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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What is the BMW Group?

The BMW Group is also known as BMW AG in Germany, and BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengeselleschaft, which translates to Bavarian Motor Works. The AG indicates that an incorporated company owned by shareholders.

Who Owns BMW Shares?

The  Quandt family, long-time shareholders of BMW AG, own half of the BMW Group. The other half is divided between public shareholders:

  • Stefan Quandt, 29%: A German industrialist and engineer
  • Susanne Klatten, 21%: Successful investor and sister to Stefan Quandt
  • Public Float, 50%: This represents the rest of the shares owned by public investors

Where Is BMW Made?

Are you wondering who makes BMW vehicles? Our brand’s vehicles are manufactured mainly in Germany. The largest facility is in Dingolfing, though there are plans in Austria, Great Britain, and China as well.

  • Germany: Berlin, Dingolfing, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, Regensburg, Wackersdorf
  • Austria: Steyr
  • Great Britain: Oxford
  • China: Shenyang

The BMW Group Production Network owns additional production plants throughout the world, including the U.S. These plants make new BMW vehicles and genuine BMW OEM parts:

  • Austria: Graz
  • Brazil: Manaus
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Germany: Eisenach
  • Great Britain: Goodwood and Swindon
  • Indonesia: Jakarta
  • India: Chennai
  • Italy: Cassinetta
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  • Mexico: San Luis Potosi
  • Russia: Kaliningrad
  • South Africa: Rosslyn
  • Thailand: Rayong
  • United States: Spartanburg, South Carolina

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